Delicious and refreshing summer drinks to help keep the heat at bay

Preparation10 MIN mins

Cooking10 MIN mins

Category Refreshing Drinks

KitchenMain West

This summer, skip the sugary sodas and make these fabulous and deliciously refreshing drinks at home instead. You can serve them at your summer brunches, and we’re sure your guests will be impressed!

Guava bombay

to drink

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Take time: 2 minutes

Serves: 1


120ml guava juice

3 kaffir lime leaves

15ml lime juice

10ml sugar syrup

soda to top it off

Red chili salt for garnish


In a shaker, mash the kaffir lime leaves with the lime juice and sugar syrup

Pour the rest of the ingredients over it and shake the drink

Double strain the drink over fresh ice in an old-fashioned glass, garnish the rim with red chili salt and add kaffir lime leaves

Recipe from mixologist, Nilesh Patel, Beverage Manager, West, Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality Pvt. ltd

Heat wave passion

to drink

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Preparation time: 2 minutes

Serves: 1

Ingredients :

15ml lemon juice

20ml passion fruit puree

30ml pineapple juice

15ml passion fruit syrup

shake and top with ginger beer


Add lemon juice, passion fruit puree, pineapple juice and passion fruit syrup to a cocktail shaker

Shake and top up with ginger beer

Recipe from Leese, Group Beverage Manager, Bastian Hospitality Pvt Ltd.

Jamaica water

to drink

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Serves: 5


1 liter of water

1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar or sweetener of your choice (depending on how sweet you want it to be)

1/2 cup dried hibiscus pearls

1/2 cinnamon stick

a few thin slices of ginger (optional)

a squeeze of lime

orange or lime slices for garnish


Boil 500ml of water with the spices until the sugar has dissolved.

Remove from the heat, stir in the dried hibiscus flowers and let steep for 20 minutes.

Strain into a pitcher (if saving for later, refrigerate this concentrate until you’re ready to make the drink.)

Add the remaining 500ml of water. Alternatively, you can add ice and chilled club soda for a fizzy version.

Squeeze some lime juice and garnish with a slice of lime or orange. Enjoy!

Recipe by Snigdha Manchanda, founder of Tea Trunk

Also read: Chill out with these drinks from around the world

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